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Contractor's Sequencing Precluded Less Costly Option Plans And Specifications; Coordination

Sunday, February 02, 2003 12:36 pm

 
Contractor's Sequencing Precluded Less Costly Option Plans And Specifications; Coordination

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled that the use of a less expensive specified option was precluded not by a government design flaw, but by the manner in which the prime contractor sequenced the work of the trades.

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a contract to Turner Construction Co., Inc. for construction of an ambulatory care addition to a medical center in Boston, Massachusetts. Turner subcontracted the electrical work to Richardson Electric Co.

The contract required two-hour, fire-rated protection for the emergency electrical system. The specificati [...]

 
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